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    12/5/2012 4:34:53 PM Posted by Patrick Coyle

    Stephen Pitts meets with David HorowitzBy Stephan Pitts 

    When I started my YAF chapter at Mississippi College (MC) I wasn't really sure what the steps were to launch an organization or how people would respond to a conservative club.  My fears, however, were different from students that I've met from other schools. I did not expect trouble from a biased administration or backlash from liberal professors. Since my school is a private, Christian university I was worried that no one would see the need for an activist organization at a conservative school. 

    When I expressed my concerns to YAF, they invited me to attend a conservative activism seminar at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA and it was there that I came to realize that liberal indoctrination from professors and the media are not the only enemies of the Conservative Movement.  Apathy is just as bad, if not worse than liberal indoctrination.  I think that most young people are apathetic because somewhere down the line, they have been taught to be.  When I talk to students at MC, their argument is usually that they'd be more likely to pay attention to public policy if they saw the direct relevance to their lives.   I respond and tell them that is exactly what YAF is all about.  We spread the conservative message so it resonates with other students.

    The biggest benefit from getting involved with YAF is that it has shown me a bigger perspective.  When you start to get involved with YAF, you definitely get the bigger picture and you begin to see why it all matters…You see why math matters, why science matters, why history matters, why philosophy matters, why communication skills matter, and why what YOU believe matters.  After energizing other students about the conservative message, I've come to realize that once our eyes are opened, we as young conservatives represent:

    1. The Past - the spirit of our fore fathers and those who have made the final sacrifice in defending freedom and the American way of life.
    2. The Present - the scholar and young conservative enhancing our skills in the science of activism and the art of leadership.
    3. The Future - the future conservative activist and leaders of the United States who will guard our sacred values from the radical beliefs of socialism, communism, and any other threat that would see our freedom stolen from future generations.

    The best part about YAF is that they don't just tell you these things, they show them to you and then they teach you how to convey them to other people. YAF is not just a student group of conservatives, it's an experience--one where I've been able to discover that I make an impact and that every American makes a difference.  I want my impact to be for the good of America, because as a Christian, I believe that I was put here for a reason.  That reason is to follow Christ and to be the salt and light that he asked me to be.  In order for America to be that "city on a hill," we conservatives must stand for what is right.  It's our turn to stand up and carry on the torch of Freedom. 

    Stephan Pitts is the Chairman of Mississippi College Young Americans for Freedom

     


    • Readers' Comments

    • Dr. Kuperberg writes:"But I do think that a lot of popele aren't very honest with themselves when it comes to politics."Well, that is certainly true...even for professors of mathematics at UC-Davis. "It's rather contradictory to condemn liberals day after day, then insist that you aren't conservative."It's also contradictory to claim to NOT be a knee jerk Leftist and yet act like one. It's fine to question others. It's irritating to place yourself above self-criticism by the same rules. Don't be so quick to pass judgement on other popele's politics without being critical of yourself and your own consistency, Dr. Kuperberg. I suggest you consult with Matthew 7, verse 3.
      Posted by Suzuka on 12/27/2012
    • Ej9JEh Looking forward to reading more. Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.
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